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efrain valdemoro, efrain valdemoro. >>> why a tool kip tale used to find bodies will not be back ott the site of a landfill search for a missing hercules man. >> driving concerns we will tell you why holiday weekends present special problems for first responders. >> we currently have mostly clear skies across the entire bay area, coming up a temperature change you will definitely notice in you labor day. >> also a teenaged girl jumps out a moving car on the freeway. the comments from officers on why she did it. the morning news continues. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning. happy labor day, thank you for joining us on this monday, september 6th. i am pam cook. >> it is a holiday. >> yes, it is. >> good morning. i am dave clark, let's check weather and traffic, mark tamayo is in for steve. good morning. >> good morning to you, a beautiful day across the entire bay area plenty of sunshine out there. some fog developing -- [ inaudible ] >> -- for the coast, warmest locations inland on track to reach the 80s and t
.m., and marty gonzales are off today and isabella is off today. let us take a quick check with that fog bank heavy, drizzle, rain. jacqueline bennett has more. >> a well defined storm to the north. the first band of rain pours through, yesterday. it really broke up several of we have is second band of rain tonight and into tomorrow morning we will see a little bit of rainfall as this goes through. a look at a glance today, with dense fog and drizzle close to the coast what will continue. it's just like it did, yesterday and with all of that missed and along that coas. with moret st turning into the bay area as this approaches. perhaps a bit muddy this afternoon and by 3:00 p.m., a chance of showers in the north bay. not too likely today, tonight it is really tomorrow morning and the we are going to see that rain fall. two-time it out on futurecast and your extended forecast coming up in just a bit. >> and and marin , a, a high school student is it dead after a car crashed with a cattle truck right before 12:00 p.m. and a rural part of novado boulevard at hulman canyon and reggie kumar. >> a
for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. governor schwarzenegger will visit the san bruno fire site today direct from his asia trade mission. meantime e-mails received by federal investigators seem to offer no definitive evidence of neighbors smelling gas before the explosion. terry joins us live from san bruno. >> the ntsb investigators are the ones who are going to figure out exactly what happened. talk about the automatic shutoff valve and a number of other things that address those e-mail concerns. let's get to it now. vice chairman christopher hart joins me. thank you for being here. as far as finding out the cause of this explosion, what are the possibilities and what is the process? >> i won't speculate as to what might have caused it but the pieces, three pieces of pipe will be arriving in the washington d.c. metalergy lab tomorrow. in other words, did the give because of fatigue. contraction, did that cause fatigue, like bending a coat hanger back and forth before it broke. could it be corrosion, for example, impact damage from excavation. we'll look at all those cause
supervisors call for a review of when deputies and use tasers after an abc 7 report. >> here's a look from downtown san francisco. the clouds a little lower and they have more moisture in them so expect some drizzle this morning but warmer weather this afternoon and i'll update you on the chance of rain. >> an update on the cash paying lanes at the toll plaza. everything looking good around the bay area. >> it's 6 a.m. this wednesday morning. thank you for waking up early and joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news, governor schwarzenegger will arrive in san bruno for a first-hand look at the damage done by the san bruno fire. pg&e facing new questions how long it took to shut off gas after the blast. terry mcsweeney has the vice chairman with him right now to address those questions. >> i'd like to address that question you just brought up, kristen. the problem seems to have been that the pg&e couldn't get that gas shut off in the most timely fashion. what was the problem and what are you looking at? >> we're developing a time line regarding that issue because on
morning news. >>> good morning. thank you for waking up with us. it's wednesday september 22nd. i'm pam cook. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic. here's steve. >>> today's the last day of summer but feels like fall. temperatures breezy at times. 60s and 70s. we'll have the five-day forecast in a few minutes. >>> right now westbound interstate 880 traffic moving well heading to the macarthur maze with no major problems. this commute looks good southbound past the coliseum. now back to the desk. >>> all right, sal. at 5:00 a woman's car that smashed through the store is recovering now from her injuries. jade hernandez is there now to tell us what that scene looks like. >> reporter: good morning. massive store windows shattered last night. [ audio problems ] the auto parts store in hayward is already boarded up. pictures tell the story best. police don't know why a woman lost control of her car or why it ended up here. all they know is after 10:00 last night a woman drove her black four door honda civic into this auto parts store. this driver d
. >> you certainly don't need to use your wipers this morning heading into san francisco. that's a nice change. no delays at the bridge toll plaza. >> and in oakland, freeway exit turns into a wrecking yard after a dump truck comes speeding out of control. 13 cars were damaged and five people hurt. >> hopefully a better morning. 5:00. thanks for joining us on this thursday. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. president obama is calling on a florida minister to call off his plan to burn copies of the karan on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. in an exclusive interview airing later this morning on "good morning america," the president calls a recruitment bonanza for al-queda. the state department is ordering u.s. embassies to assess security in case of anti-american violence and a muslim leader is offering to diffuse the situation. >> i said i'll stand with you. i will talk. i will defend you as my neighbor. >> we are not convinced that backing down is right thing. >> imagine a pastor so egotistical he would sacrifice the lives of initialnaries and soldiers to go forward. >> of
. >> we don't know what this is cause was. that will inform us on how we need to look at these segments and whether the process were using is whether it is a good system or not. >> shall the company had ranked a pipeline to and half miles away from the blast as the rest. pg&e required with the complied with the request. the changes from year to year yesterday's list is the least recent list. it requested a list from the last few years as well. if they will review the information provided and see if changes need to be made on how it is monitored. a list of the top five highest-paid city managers in the bay area. it is coming from business insider.com. talks novelist city manager of san ramon making $360,000 a year. mill valley city manager makes over $315,000 a year, danville 310,000, said clarence 3 03, sunnyvale making $301,000 a year. gov. schwarzenegger does not take a salary but if he did he would only make $212,000 a year. we will be back as kron 4 continues. a live look from millbrae where traffic is moving smoothly. waiting to hear about possible delays at s f o with low clouds i
for joining us. one east bay neighborhood is waking up to closed streets, construction equipment and a watery mess. terry mcsweeney joins us live from pleasant hill with the latest on a frustrating water main break. what we call breaking news. terry? >> double breaker. broke eight days ago, broke last night here near cay cay way. they've still got the water coming out of the ground here. they say they're doing that to stabilize the pressure and they do have water back to the 40 homes and 100 plus people who were without water, again, since about 7:30 last night. not news to the people out here. it was eight days ago, the very same pipe broke in a different spot but the very same pipe broke. they were without water yet again. crews have come out. they have circumvented the break and getting water to the homes. the street though is in a very, very interesting location. four schools are located near here, including diablo valley college. so in about an hour or so, students start walking, parents start driving their kids to school and this becomes a very busy street. they hope to have the street
. >> yeah, cooling down a bit. low pressure system down to the south of us in baja giving us more clouds today and also giving us cooler temperatures. we'll take a look at those cooler temperatures in just a few moments. in the meantime, here's a look at your traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you, tracy. we are just getting word of a serious accident in oakland westbound 580 approaching grand avenue. it sounds like a car flipped over. chp is heading to the scene now. we are watching these sensors. so far they haven't changed color. so far they are still showing green. but we'll continue to check that if you are heading towards the macarthur maze something to be aware of. we also still have this injury crash in city streets in san francisco at 6th and folsom. police are still on scene and apparently one lane of 6th street is blocked near the intersection. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >>> hey, thanks, elizabeth. -- that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >>> california's first execution in nearly five years has been put on hold and may not happen u
's why he used furloughs in the first place. the dmv a very noticeable spot where it impacted the public. attorneys for the state were says the fiscal crisis was unprecedented and the governor has the power to impose furloughs by executive order. attorneys for unions representing 114,000 state workers were saying furloughs are a violation of labor agreements including a guaranteed 40-hour work week and it's illegal. >> you can negotiate with unions. you can institute hiring freezes, travel freezes, overtime freezes. you can line item veto budgets for the same savings. he has all these options that are lawful. he chose the one unlawful. >> it stems from his implied and inherent powers as the chief executive officer of the state of california. >> a sacramento superior court judge ruled in favor of the governor in all three lawsuits recently and here's where it's going to be figured out once and for all. today's arguments lasted 90 minutes. a decision is expected sometime in the next 90 days. a lot of people are hoping maybe this can be expedited and they can get a decision because there ar
sex with a minor. tonight the officer's lawyer says the officer was essentially invited to use scare straight tactics and no objections to the lecture and the handcuffing. all was done in the effort to reach out to a young man. the names are being withheld to protect the names of the minors and prosecutors are looking at charging the officer with false imprisonment. this is a very rare case, and will be interesting to see just how the d.a. handles this. reporting live in san jose, alan wang, abc7 news. >> thanks, alan. >>> well, executions in california could begin again as early as next week for prisoners on san quentin's death row. a federal judge is considering lifting his ban on executions in the state. he heard arguments from both sides today, but some are questioning the timing of all this. lisa amin is live in burlingame with reaction from meg whitman. >> meg whitman talked about jobs, education and her apponent. she's accusing jerry brown of using the death penalty as a political pawn. the fate of death row inmate will be decided on the fifth floor of the federal courthouse i
shooting each other. from both sides of the street. police think an ak-47 was used. 50 rounds were found on the ground. no arrests have been made. >> a developing story gas leak that has been affecting a roadway in orinda. pg&e has told us they have finally capped this. this is that broke what road. let's go live there with jackie sizzle on the scene. >> pg&e have shut off the gas but brought no way is shut down cruise over here this is where the contractor that was working over night punctured to the gas line that cause the issues out here. they're still working out here but they are saying they are 15-20 minutes away from reopening parts of downtown orinda this is the third time in two days we've seen a ghastly this one was a contractor using a back hoe ruptured the main. >> yesterday was caused by construction crews as well. the concern is how long it takes pg&e to stop it. this has taken hours to shut off the lake. >> pg&e is defense a lot of times they're not on the scene when that happens it takes awhile to get here and figure out what line has been ruptured and they go through the
they found 20- pounds of this ammonium, a chemical used to make explosives. this is the bomb squad. they said they cannot deal with this type of situation and they called in the atf instead and these two separate scenes. it wasn't just chemicals found in the upland court. the bodies of two women overnight. the police say it was a grisly scene. this is the home of 67-year-old dena allen. allen and her friend, carol smarkt, have been missing since wednesday. this is also a home where suspected killer efren valdemoro was known to say, sometimes trying to pass himself off as allen's son. here's where the story takes another turn -- police say the bodies of these two women had been in this home for a while and apparently during that time, allen husband, who reported her missing, had been living in the home. so he's been arrested and is in custody at this hour. how is this all connected to valdemoro? well, that's still unclear. police say all of this may not be connected to the hercules case in which valdemoro is suspected of killing an elderly man on friday. that man's son is still missing. if we
:00 hour shows us that we will be contained to the peninsula, east bay. as to make it on through the day a looks like the fog will burn off rather quickly. by 9:00 he conceded a matter of lifting. 11 we should be in the clear. 57 degrees, 63 oakland, fremont area's temperature of about 60, in the afternoon we'll warn those temperatures in the upper 70's in santa rosa, napa. 81 fairfield, concord. down in the south bay temperatures as angry around 75 degrees for fremont, a word and 65 for half moon bay. 82 los daughters. here is a look at your 7 day around the bay. a little bit of a cooling trend as we had demit version of the week, first of all the game is on thursday much, much for up to that. back to you. >> of to a great start, reserve clear starting your for the project, bridges are moving goods into the city at the westbound. no size of any broker, it should be in this dummies' teacher for you. dry times during what is the minutes from the foot of the macarthur maze as you make your way into fremont. jumping on over to red december tell you can see conditions are slightly thicker he
. ktvu's kraig debro joins us live from pittsburg with details. >> reporter: good morning. recovery and search teams will not be using the cadaverrer dogs that are used to find bodies so many times. they say there's too much of an area and too many smells. frederick sales has been missing and they believe he's in the keller canyon area since then. >> they may have had a piece of letterhead with a hercules letter on it. but that's it. >> reporter: search crews, three police officers and volunteers are looking for a body, and not a survivor. police say frederick sales was brought her unknowingly for bringing him -- unknowingly by trash garbage. it's believed valdamoro stole an escalade from one of the vallejo woman and used it to put frederick sales's body in a dumpster where he used to work. >> the business park is also in close proximity to the crepe myrtle residence where the older sales was found. >> reporter: police say the home's owned by the suspect's girlfriend. the saleses and another woman rented rooms from the owner. police say valdamoro was jealous of cindy tran, his girlf
for the body of the ship. they're using these hose to suck it up into a tanker truck that's right over here. it's basically a giant vacuum cleaner that holloway of the pollutants. the trend of the tug as clean as possible before gets lifted of the water tomorrow. right over here you can see a bone that's meant to keep the oil from getting into the rest of the river and its white things you see floating, where big squares of absorbent material which i assume then you could see some are black with oil from this bill. the state department of fish and game says so far no wildlife has been affected by this but they have several more of these preventative booms like this one here. they have shut down about 2 mi. of this river to fishing for the time being just to be safe. >> let's show you where this is on google earth the sources of this bill was right here at hopper street. let's take this bold to do better idea of what were talking about. yesterday the department of fish and game said there is a light oil sheen for 2 mi. down the petaluma river down to where highway 1 01 crosses the river right he
for when residents might be allowed to reenter. city officials tell us they hope to narrow the evacuation area and let some people back in hopefully as early as today. while it is too dangerous for homeowners to get back into the fire zone, news crews get a quick look into the disaster area. lillian kim shows us what's there. >> glen view drive and earl avenue is ground zero and this ruptured pipeline is what started it all. a piece of the 30-inch pg&e pipeline is in the middle of the intersection. the explosion was so large it blew out of the ground. they inspected the crater and still no word what caused the high-pressure pipeline to rupture. in all destroyed 37 homes in the crestwood neighborhood. some sites there's nothing more than a chimney to indicate where a house once stood. others are still standing. those with little or no damage have been marked with green fliers but many have been red-tagged deemed uninhabitable. brian wants to see his house but emergency officials aren't allowing residents to take a look just yet. >> keep changing their mind. i don't know why they changed th
on this thursday at 5:00. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. in the news this morning bulldozers will fan out through the san bruno neighborhood devastated by a natural gas explosion and fire. officials say it's time to begin removing the demolished homes. jenelle wang is live in san bruno with more on the story. >> cleanup crews will start coming in at 8:00 this morning to clean out all the debris at this disaster site. they're expected to be here the next four to six weeks. the first job to remove close to two dozen charred cars so they can get the heavy machinery in. then remove debris from the hot zones first. 34 homes to be cleared but could be more later. the cost is about 30 to $40,000 for each job site. for the victims that lost everything, still a lot of questions as the bills pile up. >> as far as insurance. >> what we all went through -- i don't know when that healing process starts to begin. we're still numb. >> as cleanup continues, water trucks will continue to water down the ash to reduce any toxic levels. the san jose county health department has brough
that there is a better tomorrow. as leaders, each of us has and responsibility to answer those and to leave our children, a better world. >> after the luncheon, speeches resumed in the u.s. delegation walked out as iran president, much more, and it's just that americans were behind the terror attack. and an attempt to ensure israel's survival. the i rain president mahmood, did the jo a ahmadinejad. >> details coming up fifth off ♪ >> new details on the california budget battle. the lawmakers have just reached a first step to the agreement as riven telling you. the state budget is 85 days late. and joining us on the phone press secretary karen a clear, and you said that the legislative readers have a framework. >> that means conceptually, they're all to agree on how the want to pose close as $90 million deficit. the work on the details of the weekend and reconvene on the weekend. finally, a >> with a tax increase have been resistance. and what does that conceptual agreement? >> i do not have the details of this point and will be worked out over the weekend. typically, this is the first step, there will
of us. a look outside in terms of fog visibility not bad this morning you concede is starting to cushion from the coast right for the golden gate bridge or along half moon bay through the sunset for the most part we are staying clear just a bit cloudier. this is a much cooler temperatures are expected to get a drop of 22 degrees in 37 cisco redwood city about 20 say many words 19 below where we were real estate for mountain view 18 in san house i so throughout the day to day will be slow to warm by about the 10:00 hour keeping temperatures in the '60s out there by noon time now much change '60s and '70s hereafter in height topping out into '70s may be the '80s keeping along the '60s for the peninsula schools clerk for the 7:00 are your afternoon highs 80 degrees and then arrested today 81 in fairfield those are some warmer spots in san rafael and mcauley temperatures low '70s the peninsula temperatures in the '60s much cooler weather expected for sampras as good today. san mateo was 68 years 7 day around the bay cooler temperatures every day this week's eighth is the tomorrow dropping of
. the bus driver tells us that she heard one crash and then another crash and then another crash and then finally she felt the impact on herself. she immediately knew that it was a chain reaction collision out here. amazingly only four people hurt in the crash. but macarthur is closed eastbound. you cannot exit off 580 here. but quite a scene out here. we'll stay out and monitor it for the time being but for now the, back to you. >> thank you. kiet, i have to assume no one was in the back seat of that silver car? >> reporter: no. if they had been, then chance are they would probably not have survived. >> absolutely. all right, kiet do in oakland, thank you. >>> it's a business with 50 years of history in san francisco's mission district and a loyal customer base. but re-opening this neighborhood store has sparked lots of opposition because of what it sells, guns. simon perez is in san francisco with the decision tonight. simon. >> reporter: dana, san francisco has been without its only gun store since february. but today the san francisco permit department gave the go- ahead to
our outback alys gets us there... ... sometimes it just tas us a little longer to get back. ♪ >> good evening. i'm dan. it is pay back time in bell, california. city leaders are now suspected felon corruption scandal that has rivetted the country. police arrested the mayor and 7 other city officials for bilking struggling taxpayers and sending salary into the stratosphere. >> this needless to say is corruption on steroids. >>reporter: l.a. county dribingt district attorney says his office has been quietly investigating the city of bell high salary since march. 8 arrest were made today. bizarre former city manager was arrested at his huntington beach home. his bail? 3.two million dollars. >> secretly set his open salary. he misappropriated substantial pay and benefits. by increasing each of them through a series of actions that no one approved of and few if anyone new about. >>reporter: 4 of the 5 current members of the city council for bell were charged and arrested for misappropriation of funds. they are those listed here and the mayor. >> council members were
number one for those of us who would love to get in and would love to find abettors of asian. you can always try dropping in and dining at the bar. in san francisco vicki kron 4 news. >> for the first time the san francisco survey also included food trucks and pop up eateries. they call cheap pizza or best bang for the box. the talk of truck is number one it's a fleet of brick and mortar offshoot it could be found cruising up and down harrison street and the talk goes have been invested in a burger which came in second. followed by last year's wintewe. it's located on larkin and at the street. >> a live look at side from downtown san francisco mostly sunny skies now but it's cooler in breezy today. a big change is coming the other way this weekend a big warmup in store details coming of the news at 6:00 coming up next. paul live this is kron 4 news at 6:00 it's been more than a week since the san bruno gas line explosion still others months of work ahead. crews will begin cleaning up the fires on on thursday. christine conley shows that's what's being done to prepare to keep neighbori
. natalie morales will join us for a live report. >>> what's it like to be a member of a polygamist family? one man and his four wives are here in the studio to talk about it in a live interview. >> let us begin with a check of the top stories. >> thank you so much. good morning. >>> in the news this morning, president obama challenging world leaders to support a peace deal and if they do, he says, it may lead to a new member of the u.n. an independent state of palestine living in peace with israel by this time next year. on wednesday the president said the u.s. will continue to help developing countries but instead of buying short-term solutions, he said, the focus will be more on diplomacy and investment to help nations prosper. >>> nato confirms the taliban commander has been captured in southern afghanistan. the commander helped supply militants in the area with money for weapons. >>> in iowa egg producer testified before congress on wednesday apologized for salmonella outbreak that sickened 1600 people and led to a massive egg recall. a second egg producer took the fifth amendment. >>
. that will springboard us to the warmest temperatures in this weather forecast cycle. rain chances for not only saturday but also sunday. >> an early morning accident in san francisco's marina district has been cleared. all streets open in the area. live shot of the san mateo bridge has traffic flowing well. in fact looking good on bay area freeways right now. >> it's become a busy thursday morning. 6 a.m.. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's begin with the latest on breaking news we've been following all morning. concord police shoot and wound a pedestrian. theresa garcia joins us to explain what happened. >> we just found out that two officers were involved in the shooting. both fired their weapons at this one suspect who also drew a gun at them. take a look behind me. first off you've got the crime scene truck that just pulled up. those investigators have gone down the street. that's ashbury where you see patrol unit cars. what happened at 2:30 this morning is a man was walking down the street clayton road. they spotted this man who they believe fit the description of a man wanted for several
to ask him, email us at mornings@cbs5.com. elizabeth and sydnie? >> anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> the coroner's office has identified a fourth victim in the explosion. 81-year-old elizabeth torres, a mother of nine. she lived just yards from the blast site. she was home watching the nfl season opener when that explosion hit. she got trapped inside. >>> victims of the blast were honored at last night's giants game. kids from san bruno baseball league took part in the ceremony. the giants donated $3 from every ticket to the recovery effort. that came out to more than $100,000 total. >>> there is much more coverage of the san bruno explosion on our website including we have raw video, news conferences, the 911 tapes, and some information as well on how you can help. just check out cbs5.com. >>> it is 6:06. let's get another extended look at traffic and weather. >> he anna, people having to use their windshield wipers? >> he nan? >> they haven't turned on the metering lights just yet. it's still 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. elsewhere westbound 5
it was not on a list they say the system is flawed. >> we don't know what the cause was but that will inform us on how to look at the segments and whether the process that we use is a good process are not. >> pg&e submitted last year for base-rate proceedings they said they had read this section to and half miles away from the blast site. c u p c is pleased that pg&e complied the agency says it's important to have the information this list changes from year to year yesterday's list is the most recent period the c p u also requested the list for the past few years they will decide if changes need to be made on how the pipelines are monitored. police are investigating the solo crash in san jose that killed and eight year-old appeared in happened near o'grady drive at 3:00 a.m. report showed the driver as san jose man lost control of the has to be crashing into a light pole and cause the vehicle to catch fire. an 18 year-old passenger pronounced dead at the scene the driver is expected to survive he was taken to hospital. will tran joins us on the phone with more. >> that drivers in big trouble he is an
revealed details about his life. nbc bay area's tracy grant is live in hercules to tell us more about this shady character. >> reporter: well, that is what they say. and we're going to have some more information about him. but right now i want you to take a look at this. we are live at an office park here in hercules. you can see the white cadillac he is ka la escalade is that being towed. away. police believe the this is the same car that ms. allen owns. valdormaro was spotted in a similar car recently and may have dumped that car here. we spoke to some people today that said he was a quiet guy who waves and said hi a& bye but would say very little else. >> his personality matches that. >> reporter: patrick nicholas says he wasn't surprised to find out that he was a keeled blooded killer. nicholas who used to shoot baskets in the neighborhood with him said he seemed a little unbalanced. and he had quite a temper. nicholas and several other neighbors say he would argue in public with the 63-year-old woman who lived in this home where he rented a room. allen is the same woman who polic
. they had it carted in on tanker trucks. residents were telling us amazing stories. one woman near tears talked about the shocking events. >> a big boom. it was a big kaboom and the house shock and i pulled the blinds up and it was like back to the future where it just came up in one big bomb. >> i was in the kitchen. i thought it was a earthquake like a lot of people. i looked out the window, and i saw what -- to me it was a fireball. and i thought it was a plane that caught fire or something and was crashing. >> fire captain charlie barringer, three people died. official word three but we heard six. the flames jumped 100 to 150 feet at their peak. right now things are far calmer and far safer. we are hearing that as we look at some live choppers from -- live pictures from our chopper i should say, we are hearing that crews are going to be going into the area starting -- sometime around 8:00 this morning looking for possibly more victims, looking in the homes that were damaged and looking at the remains of the buildings, the homes that were destroyed here. again, official word is three
federal investigators this morning and joins you now -- and joins us now with this live report. >> reporter: good morning, tori. yes, it's been almost a week since this fireball and explosion and fire here in san bruno. there are still so many questions. the ntsb is out here this morning. we're getting more information about where this investigation is headed. key among the question is how did this start, obviously and why did it burn so long? let's talk about the cause. the ntsb has been asking for anyone to come forward if they smelled gas in the days leading up to the explosion. there have been about 90 e- mails sent to the ntsb. but the ntsb said they only had one person who smelled gas and that was two or three weeks before this happened. if they didn't smell gas, that would be a clue. >> if people smell gas in advance, that suggests a failure, where gas is coming out and people smell it. that's a different kind of failure than a catastrophic failure. that would help us determine the cause of this explosion. that's why that's so crucial to us. >> reporter: there's also the
coming up. >> definitely not your typical commute there! >> no. >> thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. there's a new twist into the investigation into the san bruno explosion and fire. it appears that pg&e was raising concerns about this specific pipe eroding just days before the explosion. abc 7's terry mcsweeney is live with more. >> the chronicle reporting that the exact pipe that blew up out here last thursday starting that inferno came to pg&e's attention actually last year. now, according to the article, four pipes were corroding here in the bay area at gas transmission lines all tied to the milpitas control station and they were seeing compressor oil inside these pipes causing the corrosion. according to the article, pg&e says they stopped the liquid. haven't seen any since last november. another controversy has to do with the mess left behind. county officials want all the debris gone by october 15th, the beginning of the rainy season. the material has been tested, says the county. it's not contaminated by the air quality management district says otherwise,
happened in walnut creek. a man in an suv approached a 13- year-old boy and tried to use a common ruse. >> the juvenile didn't know who he was but he said he was supposed to pick him up. that was a clue to the young man because he just walked off and the man drove off. >>> the suspect is a thin hispanic man in his 50s. police are looking for a white man with a heavy accident. in walnut creek the man is a heavy set man in his 40s or 50s. live in brentwood, i'm john sasaki. >>> to the peninsula where that devastated neighborhood in san bruno is beginning to undergo dramatic changes. exactly two weeks after a natural pipeline explosion destroyed dozens of homes. today's crews using heavy machinery are starting to clean up before the rebuilding begins. >> reporter: progress is starting in small steps. this is one of the homes where crews began today removing large materials and started scraping the soil. all day excavators scooped up blackened and burned debris of what was once someone's home. >> they picked up my rv and threw it in the garbage. there wasn't much to throw away. >> reporter
and meteorologist lawrence is here to tell us how hot it will get this week >> i have heard people starting to complain about the heat now it was a hot one around parts of the bay area. a little sea breeze, a little haze outside but pretty impressive temperatures outside. one place that didn't heat up right along the coastline a couple patches of fog out towards the beaches but only a few hundred feet thick. lots of sunshine by the afternoon check out these temperatures today. 99 degrees liver more, 97 fairfield, 97 santa rosa, 96 napa and 92 degrees redwood city. 72 degrees pacifica. hotter tomorrow just how hot in your neighbourhood talk about that coming up. >> thank you very much. a wild fire that was burning near bodega bay is now fully contained it broke out yesterday afternoon along highway one, it burned one out building along with several cars. one firefighter was seriously hurt while fighting it he is hospitalized in stable condition. firefighters will remain on scene through tomorrow morning looking for any hot spots chp plans to open up the highway been the the hour. >>> hundred
's a wednesday at 6:00. good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news looks as though california's first execution in five years will not take place at san quentin this week and probably not this year. a federal judge has changed his mind and put off tomorrow's scheduled lethal injection. abc 7's terry mcsweeney is at the u.s. 9th circuit court of appeals. that's where the attorney general will be. >> attorney general jerry brown wants the execution to go forward. they will file with the 9th district court of appeals today. that's because the u.s. federal judge jeremy fogel reversed his decision from just last week and was saying the execution could go forward as long as rapist albert brown had a choice of the method of execution either the one-shot or three-shot technique. the 9th circuit returned fogel's initial decisionsy saying that the one-shot method isn't offered in california so he couldn't be offered that. the protocol he objected to in 2006 hasn't been fixed. >> they say what's called the con
including latin the theft and falsely claiming to you. he's accused of using for renaming claiming and lived in the area of impact by the blast. and then accepting at least $2,000 and give cards. for the people have been charged with posing as victims of the blast. >> another posting date today you plenty of sunshine out there is starting to see that fog roll back into the bay through the golden gate bridge. still want today but a little cooler will continue as we head into the weekend with that. low clouds and fog are expected to roll in the picture as well. temperatures in the mid-70s and san francisco operate these low 90s in the north bay and triple digits in the forecast about 100 degrees in fairfield in antioch. the temperature change compared to 24 hours ago but 12 degree drop in san francisco, redwood city and santa rosa and amount you about 13 degrees cooler than where we were yesterday. the cooling trend as a mention will continue might get breezy and that's cooler temperatures continued to the weekend. >> that's look excited traffic with the back of the bay bridge toll plaza. [ ma
and all three of us, my dad, frank and i, out of her bed and put her in a wheelchair, wheeled her out as far as we could and the heat was so hot we lifted her up and threw her into our car. >> the three heroes didn't know mary sweeney has a great deal of trouble breathing and it wasn't just fire that could have killed her. >> smoke inhalation could have likely killed my mom. >> so there is the positive story for the day. but, of course, we have the tragic stories as well and here comes some of them. take a look now at the pictures from a short time ago, people being allowed back into their red-tagged homes because they have been deemed to be uninhabitable. people allowed to go back in and see what had been home sweet home just six days ago. meantime the ntsb is expanding its investigation, continuing today into gas control station in the bay area. they were in milpitas yesterday making sure that people in these gas control stations are trained and the equipment is working properly. >> we want to get excruciating detail how the system works, how well the people are trained to work it,
in prison and who does not. >> carolyn: george says she is more determined than ever to use her new freedom to help her friends achieve theirs. >> my life begins the day we can be reunited with our families and prison walls behind us. >> carolyn: shourd has been in ayman since being released from the prison. the doctors determined she was, quote, physically well. >> alan: a neighborhood in danville was evacuated after three pipe bombs were found inside the home. inside officers found three pipe bombs along with a small amount of leftover bombmaking material. the explosives were safely disposed of and the neighbors were allowed back in their homes. police arrested the suspected bombmaker, eric dennis, who rents the house. >>> tomorrow, pacific gas & electric is expected to release a list of its 100 most risky pipelines across california. it comes after pressure from lawmakers and residents following the deadly san bruno explosion. pg&e opposed release of the list, and today survivors are trying to steer their attention away from the tragedy and toward the recovery. we're live in san bruno at
and a chance for some showers by the weekends we will get their into the weekend. let us take a look right now, i will see mind as storm is expected to pull into the area. even throughout the day we actually could see the showers will toward north and there's probably a chance to to get into our area through the north bay and it is sunday morning that record to see some sprinkles starting to play a bigger role in our forecast by 5:00 our worst expecting light showers all the way into san rafael. the golden gate bridge and as we head into 7:00 hour. really, most people will make up and feel the rain out there. but is expected to grow up rest of the morning and into the afternoon and insets day it is a better chance of picking up showers in the afternoon all the way to 5:00 bringing as raindrops into the forecast and even into the evening we could still be dealing with widespread rain. it is not by 9:00 or 10:00 that we will be seen that push on out and along the peninsula as well. right now are fog tracker is showing that the north bay along the peninsula and into the east bay and even pushing
.m.. as mike said, the first day of astronomical fall. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. developing news in downtown orinda where commuters can expect a few delays maybe this morning as pg&e tries to cap a gas leak. a construction crew hit a gas main around 11:30 last night near camino pablo. about a dozen homes were evacuated but all residents have now been allowed to return to their homes. city officials say the leak is near the on-ramp to eastbound 24 but say a detour has been put in place. this is the third significant gas leak reported in the last 24 hours in the bay area. yesterday morning crews dealt with a gas leak on the cal state east bay campus in hayward and last night a small leak forced the closure of el camino real in millbrae for two hours. >> bulldozers head out to the san bruno neighborhood devastated by natural gas and fire. the goal is remove demolished homes. >> the cleanup crews will come in at 8:00 this morning to clear out this debris. they're expected to be here the next four to six weeks. the first job to remove close to two dozen charred ca
. >> it gives us an opportunity to look at our policies and procedures along with our training protocols to learn from this. >> reporter: in this age of terrorism security is everyone's responsibility. still, many passengers are troubled that airport staff and volunteers weren't on top of the situation. >> if i saw someone armed with significant weapons i would want to know what's going on. >> we pay tax to protect us. right? but these kinds of things happen that it's hopeless. >> reporter: we have so many procedures. we have a full bottle of water toss it before you pass through security checkpoints. but in this case, clearly, something fell through the cracks. >> you know, as someone huh has been given the third degree for having the wrong sized toothpaste in a tube, i'm surprised at the seemingly nonchalant attitude of the airport official. is that a fair assessment? >> i don't think they are nonchalant about it. i think what happens because they were wearing uniforms they seemed to be security guards and everyone assumed they were security guards with some sort of law enforcement ag
? [ pause ] >> can you hear me? >> yes. can you hear us? >> yes, i can. go ahead. >> was it a pipeline? >> you know, we -- we -- what we do know at this point in time, there's a lot we still don't know, but the cause has yet to be determined but we do know that a pg&e gas transmission line was ruptured. >> okay. >> and if it is ultimately determined that we were responsible for the cause of the incident, we will take accountability for that. but, uhm, the cause has yet to be determined. we can confirm that a gas transmission line was ruptured. >> did you have any crews working in that area or had anyone checked in with pg&e to say they would be working in that area? >> you know, those are the types of details that are going to come forward as the -- as the investigation takes place? uhm.... what i can tell you is the ntsb, the national transportation safety board, is expected to be on site, on scene today. they are the federal agency responsible for investigating natural gas pipe line incidents. and pg&e will cooperate fully with the ntsb and all other federal, state and local agenci
. numerous people who live in the neighborhood continue to tell us they smelled gas. one resident says he even saw a pg&e worker checking the area just two days before the blast. >> guys from pg&e, when i got out from my house that morning, he was checking something on the floor with some -- something that beeps. >> pg&e says workers do use a tool that beeps to check for leaks but a smokeman did not confirm for us that any pg&e workers were in that neighborhood before the explosion. pg&e says they are continuing to look into that report. we've assembled an extensive catalog of information on the san bruno fire on our website. you'll find the status of homes, you report videos and a tour of the devastation along with ways you can help the victims. it's all on the home page at abc7news.com. >> california law and order types are today making a surprising call to back the november ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana. a group of police officers, prosecutors today will hold a news conference to endorse proposition 19. it would allow adults over 21 to buy non-medicinal pot. joe mcn
is a good one. they have been talking about fog this morning on the stand. that is a relief for those of us live in the city. 101 looks great. no problems and for marin county. on a show you the short freeway. interstate 80 from albany its eastbound ashby avenue that lanes were blocked where high- speed pursuit had terminated. they have cleared the lanes and there is no impact on the west bound to be side so that is good news. there's nothing to contend with from the upper to lower the short freeway. >> the extreme heat not just an uncomfortable but high fire danger. will tran and the santa cruz mountains with more. >> this sign is an empty front of the fire station. it reads fire danger high today. it is very dry around here in the community level is low. curvet combination to give firefighters all kinds of trouble should there be a fire. reporting from santa cruz mountains will tran kron 4 news. >> ascus a career rate superior court judge to block his execution scheduled for wednesday. the judge is considering challenging on lethal injection. oliver brown is sentenced to die for raping an
injection to the state's former practices. the availability of the drug used had to be considered. the maker of the drug has said another dose of this drug may not be available until january of 2011. the execution would be the first in nearly five years and would be the last until next year. executions have been hold on 2006, when the federal judge in san jose found the lethal injection procedures were flawed which posts a risks of causing extreme pain in violation of the ban on cruel and unusual punishment. the courts are not the last line of defense when it comes to halting executions. governor schwarzenegger could step in. legal experts say although he's pro-death penalty, every case is different. >> governors have all of the facts in front of them and they know they are the last line of defense. and so there are a lot of -- there are a lot of governors that really, really take this seriously. >> reporter: the man skimmed to be executed is albert greenwood brown convicted of raping and murdering a 15-year-old riverside girl 30 years ago. 50 people have already been in- - have already been
. >> here's a live look from sutro towers on a clear bay. fortunately we have high pressure. brings us poor air quality and high heat the next couple days. >> the road work just cleared off the upper deck of the bay bridge but plenty more out there. all the details coming up. >> it's 5:00 this wednesday, good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. we begin with breaking news out of the east bay. police have found the bodies of two murder victims in vallejo early today. those killings and at least two more maybe linked to a man who died in a shoot-out with the chp last night in richmond. that's where terry mcsweeney is right now, and that's where the shoot-out took place. terry? >> there was two bodies you mentioned found in vallejo this morning are two people who were missing, both tied to the murder suspect, the man gunned down out here at the pacific east mall here at richmond last night. in the car with him last night. after they shot him they went into his car and found another murder victim. take a look at some pictures from last night. this entire chase s
violating the labor agreement will save the sort it all at this hour. >> i don't know how workers could use a bus service. they're taking drivers who do not run routes but used union driveunioo drive. this is the time of year typically we would talk about what kind of a harvest are we having in mind country. where not even close to the harvest get. it's been called the most challenging years in the last half century we will look at some grapes and take a look at the challenges involved. >> their friends and on the vines. >> well know it's too cold to ferment. will find out about that. will talk about jerry springer the opera. it think i'm kidding (laughter) >> let's check on whether even though we had fog that hung around and never went away for some folks it was a lot of us are was a pleasant baker >> brian signal that sun day and labor day in this forecast. good >> labor day is looking pretty nice which temperatures warm enough we will see readings reach the upper 60s right around 70 per san francisco's undisguised temperatures in the south bay making it the low 80s today look for low to
an investigation in the u.s.. this comes after the commission filed several fraud charges against goldman sacks for misleading buyers back in 2007. goldman settled those charges mid july by agreeing to pay $550 million the largest penalty in fcc's history. >> president barack obama is urging the florida minister to call off his plan to burn copies of the grand this weekend. the president calls this move a recruitment bonanza for all canada. meantime the minister is willing to rethink the act if the white house state department and pentagon call him. here is video of a service in gainesville yesterday. people want the world to know they are against the preacher jerry jones and his plan to burn the koran. he says he is doing this to mark the ninth anniversary of the 911 attacks. u.s. embassies are being warned to look out for antique american violence. >> 6:12 a.m. back with more headlines in a moment. live pictures out of florida's kennedy space center discovery on its way to uncover and get prepared for its november left off date. it was supposed to make that trip yesterday but they had a water
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expected. strong high pressure system giving us more triple-digit highs. also gave l.a. yesterday los angeles hit his highest temperature ever since 1877 they hit 113 degrees. so to more record heat is also again in our forecast. we'll take a look at some of those hot temperatures coming up. in the meantime, here's a look at your traffic. >> thank you, tracy. an accident record eastbound 580 at first street near livermore so we are continuing to follow that accident. we'll give you more details in the next traffic hit. this new problem in pinole. eastbound at pinole valley road. there is an accident involving a car hitting a light pole not blocking lanes and no delay to track which is the good news there. and the earlier problem westbound 80 at san pablo dam road has been cleared as well so it should be a nice trip down towards the bay bridge toll plaza. back to you. >> thank you. >>> topping our news this morning, a 6-year-old girl shot while sleeping in her bed. it happened early this morning in oakland. anne makovec joins us from children's hospital where the girl is being treated.
brown was scheduled to die tomorrow night at 9:00 but the court ordered u.s. district judge jeremy fogel to reconsider his decision. he wants to review the state's new lethal injection procedure. the state has invited fogel to visit the san quentin death chamber to clear up questions he might have about new procedures. >> an 8th person has died as a result of that natural gas pipeline explosion in san bruno. 58-year-old james franco was critically burned. he was taken off life support sunday. he rented a room downfrom where the pipeline exploded. his friends of 44 years is making the funeral arrangements. >> it's pretty dramatic when people disappear that rapidly. you're never prepared for that. >> franco grew up in pacifica and loved to surf. friends say he was loyal and generous. the home he lived in is slated to be demolished this week. >> the antioch city council voted 4-1 to allow the expansion of its wal-mart store without a review. they had concern about traffic, unfair competition and crime that might come with a 125,000 square foot superstore. they have undergone lengthy review
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